Publishers That Haven’t Adopted Ads.txt Are Losing Money

“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Matt Harada, general manager of data at Sovrn. Publishers without an updated Ads.txt file are missing out on revenue and stand to lose more in the near future. Despite strong initial adoption of Ads.txtContinue reading »

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Heads Up, Fake Apps: Ads.txt Is Coming For You

Ads.txt is headed to the app ecosystem. What form will it take? That’s still shaking out. The IAB Tech Lab released guidance on Wednesday with several proposals for how to implement Ads.txt within an app environment. Ads.txt is the Tech Lab’s initiative to reduce inventory spoofing and help advertisers distinguish legit supply sources from theContinue reading »

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Google’s Buy-Side Boss: ‘There Are Issues Preventing Us From Growing As An Industry’

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Brad Bender will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Industry Preview conference on Jan. 17-18, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt New York. Google’s rallying cry for 2018? Better and possibly fewer ads. While that theory may seem counterintuitive for a company whose revenues come almost exclusively from advertising, rethinking the ad experience may mean recutting standard formats or reducingContinue reading »

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Ads.txt Study Shows Huge Publisher Losses To Domain Fraud

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Ads.txt research released Tuesday shines a new light on the extent of the harm done to major publishers by inventory resellers and lax supply chain standards. A joint study from Google, Amobee and Quantcast that examined Ads.txt data found rampant counterfeit inventory available to DSPs that seemingly came from 16 media companies, including Turner, TheContinue reading »

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Will Ads.cert Be The IAB’s Next Big Inventory Clean-Up Play?

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Both the adoption of Ads.txt and commercialization of blockchain solutions have the IAB optimistic about the prospects for Ads.cert, a follow-up to Ads.txt that uses cryptographic security measures to authenticate inventory. While Ads.txt helps authorize inventory sources, it doesn’t solve the authentication problem, said Neal Richter, CTO of Rakuten Marketing and co-chair of the IAB’sContinue reading »

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Knock-Knock: How Companies Are Trying To Weasel Their Way Onto Publishers’ Ads.txt Files

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The ad buyers that will be hurt by the adoption of Ads.txt aren’t giving up without a fight. Publishers are getting deluged with emails from “agencies” and “digital marketing solutions” companies threatening to stop buying inventory unless they’re added to the Ads.txt file. The New York Times, Wenner Media, Intermarkets and LittleThings all confirmed toContinue reading »

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